He could have been an opera singer, he was that good. But as he said he was too rebellious and too crazy. And thank god he didn't, his voice and personality deserved a wider audience.I saw him somewhere around 1989. It was a few years before Bat out of Hell 2, and he was playing colleges. So I saw him in a college auditorium in Worcester that only sat a few hundred.
It was an excellent show. The man had serious pipes and didn't hold back with them. He was a rare kind of singer.
Often when people think of songwriting teams they think of Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
But Meatloaf and Jim Steinman were a fantastic combination.
He was a rare type of singer in that he was what is called a 'heldentenor' and he was a natural at it, often with poor technique, but pure power to see him through.He could have been an opera singer, he was that good. But as he said he was too rebellious and too crazy. And thank god he didn't, his voice and personality deserved a wider audience.
There really was nobody else remotely like him.
I especially liked the way he sang it without dragging out the tail end of each line. Singers today can't sing that song without adding their own "flavor" to it.Listen to him sing our athem brought chills. He has always been a favorite in our home and many homes across the world. He will truly and utterly be missed.
Blasting it on my Airpods right now